Category Archives: From the field

Hopefully, these posts will help you avoid some pitfalls on your journey to the cloud…

Powershell and UBERshell Take 1…

So, you may have already read Nick Weaver’s most excellent blog on UBERshell – a Powershell snap-in for the Celerra UBER VSA.  Althoug I am new to Powershell (and by extension UBERshell as well), ‘back in the day’ I was … Continue reading

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How-To: PowerPath Virtual Edition for VMware

So, as part of my ongoing self-education, I recently got a hold of PowerPath VE (PPVE) and installed it into my lab.  It was a breeze; in fact, the toughest part was licensing it! I documented the whole thing, which … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Axe…

So, I have begun my journey into my new world of EMC and VMware synergy, and I am having a blast.  Last week I helped out Nick Weaver as part of his documentation project for his new HOW-TO guide for … Continue reading

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Home Lab, Part 2…

Teaching an Old Dog… Well, I have to say I am not happy about the ‘old’ part, but with the shoulder aches, and the knee injury, not to mention the extra poundage…. let’s just say I am feeling it these … Continue reading

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PowerPath Virtual Edition for vSphere

This past week, the vSpecialist new hire Team003 spent the week putting together a vBlock down in the Atlanta offices for EMC. As a veteran of VMware, I took it upon myself to work on something I was less familiar … Continue reading

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Home Lab

OK, so this is the requisite ‘home lab’ post… I have struggled with this for a while, and finally buckled under the pressure of my own inner struggle. For years I have been trying to do ‘more with less’ … … Continue reading

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vSpecialist’s Delight…

So, for any of you wondering what the vSpecialist Team is all about, some of my colleagues have put together a most awesome rap video.  You can find the lyrics to it here. You can find the original video on … Continue reading

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